Sister Annette Langenderfer, 91, of the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, Ohio, died at 1:05 am Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at St. Francis Home.
She was born December 15, 1930, in Toledo, Ohio, to Lawrence J. and Anna Marie (Schneider) Langenderfer.
Survivors include her three sisters, Sister Patti W. Langenderfer, Rosalie Sexton, and Dorothy Sodd.
She was preceded in death by her parents, six sisters, Marguerite Langenderfer, Leonore Robles, Naomi Corder, Barbara Langenderfer, Mary Ann Young, and Bernice Waite; and four brothers, Donald F. Langenderfer, Lawrence A. Langenderfer, Jr., John W. Langenderfer, and Joseph J. Langenderfer.
Sister Annette began her education as a student at St. James School in Toledo, Ohio. Upon completing her elementary education, she attended Central Catholic High School and graduated as a member of the Class of 1948. She continued her education at Mary Manse College in Toledo, Ohio, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree and went on to Marquette University to receive her M.A.
Sister Annette, born Jeanette Langenderfer, was received as a Sister of St. Francis of Tiffin, Ohio, on August 12, 1950. She made her first profession on August 12, 1952, and final profession on August 12, 1955. She began her ministry in education as a Teacher at St. Anthony Orphanage, Miller City, Fort Jennings, New Washington, Edgerton and Bryan, and then as a teacher/principal at Peru and Bucyrus. The next phase of her life took her to Chiapas, Mexico where she served as a missionary. Upon her return to the United States she served as a pastoral associate at St. Patrick Parish, Bryan, Good Shepherd Parish, Toledo, St. Joan of Arc Parish, Lewisport and Hawesville, Kentucky, and St. Theresa Parish, Evansville, Indiana. Sister Annette spent the next four years writing the History of the Tiffin Franciscans in Chiapas while also serving as a Minister of Service. Her next ministry then led her to St. Caspar’s Parish, Wauseon, where she served as an RCIA assistant and Spanish translator. Upon her return to Tiffin, she served the community as a Minister of Prayer and Presence until the time of her death.
Sister Annette enjoyed going out to eat and visiting with family, friends and parishioners. She was a fun-loving person who was always eager to play cards, especially when she won, and she especially enjoyed playing a good game of chess.
We, the Sisters of St. Francis, wish to extend our gratitude to the nursing staff and everyone at St. Francis Home for the wonderful care Sister Annette received during her stay as a resident.
Due to Covid-19 there will be no public visitation. A private funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 11, 2022, at 11 am in St. Francis Convent Chapel, officiated by Reverend Timothy Kummerer. Burial will follow in St. Francis Convent Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Francis Convent or St. Francis Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419)447-3113. All services are private, but will be live-streamed and can be viewed at www.tiffinfranciscans.org, or at the funeral home website www.traunerofuneralhome.com, where condolences may also be posted.
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